ARRL Sections - West Texas

West Texas

West Texas

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West Texas
Ron Harden, KB5HGM
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West Gulf

May 2016 Section Managers report

May is here! And that means, at least where I live, thunder storms, high winds and wild flowers blooming. It also means Hamfests and Field Day preparations.

1st off Hamfests. The Midland Hamfest in March was great. . If you missed it or don't regularly attend this one, may I suggest that you add it to your schedule. This one is growing and was in a good location this year. Everyone I talked to had nothing but praise for the job the Midland club did in putting this year's Hamfest on. Keep up the good work folks!

The next major Hamfest is not in our section but is the Gulf Coast Convention. I'm of course referring to Ham-Com in Irving on June 10th and 11th. This one is always a good one to attend. They will have anything that might want or need as far as Ham Radio “Toys” are concerned. There are also Forums about all aspects of our hobby. And a many of your elected ARRL officials will be present for you to visit with.

Then there is Field Day! This year FD is June 25 and 26. It runs from 1800 UTC on the 25th to 2100 UTC on the 26th. I will put the ARRL .pdf on the section website for you to download if you need it. It is my plan to visit as many of your FD sites as I can during the event. Please email me your locations and hours of operation. Note: you get points for a visit from and elected official.

Don't have a Field Day to go to? Check out the page on the section web-site called Field Day. The ARRL has a Field Day locator where you can find a local club Field Day site.

This time of year I know that many of your are busy with your storm spotting duties. If you need any help don't forget that you can contact your DEC and/or your SEC for advise and training.

I hope to see you at Ham-Com or at your local Field Day.

de Ron, KB5HGM
West Texas Section Manager

ps. Please feel free to share this newsletter with all your non ARRL friends. Invite them to stop by your club's website, the section website and the ARRL's website.

West Texas Officials